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Last Updated: Tuesday February 22 2011 12:30 GMT

Sheep aren't as daft as they look, say scientists

sheep aren't as daft as they look say scientists

Sheep aren't as daft as people think they are, say scientists at Cambridge University.

Professor Jenny Morton's been doing tests on a flock of Welsh mountain sheep to find out how good they are at learning certain tasks.

One experiment saw the animals trying to work out where they could find food in different-coloured buckets.

Even when the rules of the test were changed, the sheep soon worked it out!

The research shows sheep have similar brainpower to rodents, monkeys and, in some tests, even humans!

Previous research in Cambridge has also shown that sheep can recall human faces and even react to different expressions.



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